formyl

noun
for·​myl | \ ˈfȯr-ˌmil How to pronounce formyl (audio) \

Definition of formyl

: the radical HCO− of formic acid that is also characteristic of aldehydes

First Known Use of formyl

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of formyl was circa 1859

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“Formyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/formyl. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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formyl

noun
for·​myl | \ ˈfȯr-ˌmil How to pronounce formyl (audio) \

Medical Definition of formyl

: the radical HCO− of formic acid that is also characteristic of aldehydes

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